Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wicker Park Fest - Kids

This weekend is Wicker Park Fest, and there's a great lineup of music and activities for kids going on all day on Saturday and Sunday.

The Kids part of the fest takes place near Milwaukee and Evergreen. Kids will have a chance to let their hair down and rock out with Psychobaby in the Rock 'n Roll Kids Tent, featuring Punk Rock Hair Styles, Create Your Own Band Tees and Custom Photo Shoots.

Musical entertainment goes on all day at the Beat Kitchen Kids’ Stage. The lineup includes Mary Macaroni, Lindsey Weinberg, Jeremy Babcock of the Dream Shakers, Little Miss Ann, Laura Doherty, Karen 4 Kids and more.

Here's the schedule:

Saturday July 26th

Noon- Mary Macaroni
1:00- Lindsey Weinberg
2:00- Beazley Phillips
3:00- Jeremy Babcock of the Dream Shakers
4:00- Bucktown School of Music
5:00- Little Miss Ann

Sunday July 27th

Noon- Mary Macaroni
1:00- Kid's Yoga with Soulistic
2:00- Chang's Martial Arts
3:00- Mad Science of Chicago
4:00- Laura Doherty
5:00- Karen 4 Kids

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Being that my logo is penguins, it was only a matter of time before I made my way into Suckers Candy at 3256 N. Damen. Visitors here are greeted by an enormous penguin statue, and I felt that I had perhaps stumbled upon a place that was my soul match (nevermind all the goodies inside and my insane chocolate addiction!)

The store is absolutely adorable, from the outside right on in. Containers of candy fill the store, and you can fill your bag with whatever you like. They had every type of gummy candy, from bears to fish to fruit rings, hard candies, chocolates, lollipops - you name it! It's great for kids, so you can just let everyone fill up their own bag with whatever they want.

They also do gift and goodie bags. A friend of mine has used them before to make goodie gift bags, and she said they did a great job.

Unfortunately it was over 90 degrees the day we stopped by, and since I'm a chocoholic I couldnt' really stock up too much or everything would have melted. So of course we will be returning soon on a cooler day!